STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Highlighting plight of poor farmers in Jammu region, who suffered huge losses due to recent heavy rains and thunderstorm, J&K BJP Chief, Ravinder Raina urged Lt Governor, G C Murmu to provide them immediate relief for their damaged crops. In a letter written to the Lt Governor, G C Murmu, Raina said that untimely rains in Jammu region have damaged crops of poor farmers, thereby causing a number of troubles for them. “Numerous deputations of farmers told me that untimely rains during last one and half month in Jammu region caused heavy damages to crops. The problems further got multiplied due to shortage of labour, non-procurement of damaged paddy, lack of storage facilities etc. Moreover, untimely rains also delayed sowing of rabbi crops i.e., wheat and mustard,” asserted Raina. J&K BJP Chief further said that poor farmers of Jammu region are facing a lot of difficulties and require immediate relief for procuring seeds and fertilizers for sowing of wheat. He urged the Lt Governor to issue necessary direction to the concerned authorities for accessing the losses besides providing immediate relief to farmers for mitigating their sufferings.
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